You can easily customize your shelter based on your needs and what items you have available to you. This particular shelter is approximately five feet tall, with an opening of about four feet wide. It sits on runners made from eight foot 4 x 4’s. The entire structure is built using scrap wood, such as recovered 2 x 4’s. The exterior has been wrapped with 6 mm waterproof plastic sheeting, being sure to allow for air flow and prevent moisture buildup, and has wood paneling as siding for protection from wind. To prevent excessive damage from the pigs’ natural chewing and rubbing habits (note the front of this shelter where Round Pig has busted through), we have covered the walls with woven wire fencing. You can do this on both the inside and outside of the wall (note that we only did it on the interior for this particular structure).
This structure has served us well, accomodating a few different groups. You can use a shelter this size to comfortably house:
10 piglets up to about 8 weeks in size
6 feeder pigs up to about 80 lbs each
4 pigs up to about 150 lbs each
2 hogs up to about 250 lbs each